GEOGRAPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS FOR THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE
Our one-day projects are specially designed for the geography fieldwork investigation topics each year. In all our projects students are involved in using various items of equipment to make measurements and collect data that can be used for presentation and analysis. The following projects are available for 2023.
TOPIC 3: INVESTIGATE THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE GEOMORPHIC PROCESSES ON THE FORMATION OF ONE LANDFORM IN A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT
Option 1: Title: Study of Creg BEACH, Liscannor Bay, Co. Clare
Option 2: Title : Study of SAND DUNES at Bishop’s Quarter Beach, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
TOPIC 4: A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF WEATHERING ON LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT.
Title: A study of LIMESTONE PAVEMENT at Black Head, Co. Clare
TOPIC 6: HUMAN INTERACTION WITH GEOMORPHIC PROCESSES IN A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT
TITLE: A study of human interaction with coastal processes in Liscannor Bay, Co. Clare
GENERAL BURREN STUDIES
The limestone landscape of the Burren is unique in Ireland and examples of most karstic land forms can be seen here. The extensive limestone pavements with their clints and grykes clearly illustrate the process of chemical erosion.
Caves are an important feature of limestone areas and extensive caves are known beneath the Burren’s surface. Instructors are available who can lead small groups into wild caves.
Near Lisdoonvarna, the limestone is overlain by impermeable rock with surface drainage providing a strong contrast to the high Burren where there are many dry valleys and closed depressions ranging from small dolines and turloughs to the large polje at Carron.
There are many excellent examples of glacial action in the Burren. These include glaciated valleys, moraines and erratics.